Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Lesay to become new government proxy for negotiating EU budget

Cabinet approved replacement for current government proxy.

L-R: Vice-president of ECB Viktor Constancio, Vice-president of the European Commisison Valdis Dombrovskis, Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kažimír and state secretary Ivan Lesay after the ECOFIN conference.(Source: TASR)

Finance Ministry State Secretary Ivan Lesay will become the new government proxy for negotiating the EU budget, replacing incumbent government proxy Vazil Hudák, the former economy minister (2015-16) and earlier a state secretary at the Finance Ministry. The cabinet approved his appointment at its session on October 5. It also approved Hudák’s departure from his office as of October 9.

The proxy’s tasks include coordinating all issues pertaining to negotiations in the EU budget vis-à-vis EU bodies, while he should also appear as Slovakia’s chief negotiator. His further duties involve communicating with the Slovak Parliament, the leadership and members of the European Parliament, and the government proxy for Slovakia’s presidency of the EU Council (i. e. Ivan Korčok). 

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Topic: European Union


Top stories

He survived the Paris attacks: Slovakia healed me, he says

I stepped back into life and learned to live again here. I don’t think I could have done it in Paris, says Thomas Tran Dinh.

I found people in Slovakia who try to understand and balance things, says Thomas Tran Dinh.

What does this man know?

Prosecutor searches for witness in the case of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová’s murder.

Identikit picture of possible witness in Kuciak murder case.

I am not afraid, I do not work like Kuciak

Sometimes trolls burst into our office and shout at us until we convince them to leave, but they never sue us, says David Crawford from the newsgroup Correctiv who were the first to discover who downed MH17 flight.

David Crewford

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 21 and September 30, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Kapitulská